Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment

The Guilford Land Conservation Trust would like to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment.

About the Endowment: Known for her unmatched efforts to protect open space in Guilford, Carolie Evans was honored on October 9, 2010 with a surprise gathering of 100 of her friends, family, and biggest fans as the Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT) launched an endowment fund in her name. To read more about the event, click here. [Read more...]

Fall Newsletter 2010

At the end of November the trust published its fall newsletter. Members should have received a personal copy in the mail, but it can also be downloaded on-line.

The edition contained articles on how our volunteers go about maintaining our trails and how trust properties are helping to provide habitats for endangered butterflies. As well as images from some of the trust’s summer activities, there is also an article about use of our trails for trail running.

To download the full newsletter (in pdf format) click here, or on the image.

2010 Fall Walk Program

The land trust has announced its seasonal program of guided walks for the fall 2010. Each walk, lead by a local guide or member of the trust board, offers an opportunity to explore a number of trust properties and some neighboring preserves.

Click here to display walk card

Click here to display walk card

Starting on October 9 and extending into early December, there are walks to suit a range of abilities and age ranges.

Participation is free and no pre-registration is necessary.

Further details of each event can be found under the Guided Walks section of this web site or via our printed walk card.

In the event of inclement weather, an alternative date or cancellation notification will be made on this web site. Alternatively, you may contact the appropriate walk leader.

Butterfly sightings

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

On Saturday August 21st, a field trip lead by Lenny Brown from the Connecticut Butterfly Association toured sites in Guilford including the Jared Elliot and Spencer Creek Preserves owned by the land trust. [Read more...]

Yacht club members help maintain Spencer Creek

Volunteers from the trust and Guilford Yacht Club at Spencer's Creek

Volunteers from the trust and Guilford Yacht Club at Spencer's Creek

On May 22, 2010, more than 20 members of the Guilford Yacht Club joined members of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust in clearing invasive trees and plants, brush and vines at the Land Trust’s Spencer Creek Preserve on Three Mile Course. The Guilford Yacht Club has been performing this volunteer work at the Spencer’s Creek Preserve every spring for many years, assisting the Land Trust in its efforts to conserve the natural attributes and improve the accessibility of the site.

Spencer Creek Preserve is a beautiful parcel bordering the West River and Spencer Creek, including an open field, woods, a small pond, stone walls, and extensive wetlands and salt marsh and offering stunning views.

If your organization is interested in adopting a property such as this, please let us know.

Pictures of the work party in action